Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Gingerbread trio

Hi there everyone.

Wow!  This month is passing by far too quickly.  I've another version of a card made with the Woodware gingerbread stamp today.  This time I stamped each of the gingerbread men onto a small square piece of card taking care not to ink up just one gingerbread man, then drew lines freehand around the outside.  Unfortunately the lighting was not very good for the photographs, the colours are actually brighter in real life.




Items used:

Stamp - Woodwear, Tag - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Papers - LOTV
Die - X-but
Gems, red flock, embossing powder, shiny stuff, Stickles, Glamour dust and ribbon from my stash.











I would like to enter the following challenges:

Noor! Design UK - Sparkle
Crafty Calendar - Christmas time
The Ribbon Girl December any image  challenge
Passion for ProMarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge (dies/punches)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make it Sparkle


Thank you for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Sharon x 


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Monochrome Birthday

Hi everyone

A break from the Christmas cards today (but there are more on the way!) with a male birthday card, which is a really simple design:



Items used:

Stamp - LOTV
Papers and gems from my stash
Ink - Momento


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black & More - Black & white plus one
The Ribbon Girl December Card Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Sharon  x 





Thursday, 17 November 2016

Gingerbread fun

Hi everyone,

I can't believe it's been nearly 3 weeks since I last blogged!  How time flies when life's busy!!

Anyhow, I've another gingerbread card to show today.  The only thing missing is the sentiment tag and that's because I can't find them, they must have been tided away!




Items used:

Stamp - Woodware
Coloured with ProMarkers
Paper - LOTV
Holly punch - X-cut
Ribbon - The Ribbon Girls
Gems, glossy accents, pearly stuff, Stickles, Glamour Dust from my stash


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black & More - Anything Christmas
Sweet Stamping Christmas - Anything (Christmas) goes
Sparkles - Christmas is coming
The Ribbon Girl November card challenge
Passion for ProMarkers - Christmas is coming


Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.


Sharon x 

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Gingerbread men!

Hi everyone

This is my latest Christmas stamp from Woodware.  It is a different style to the rest of my stamps, so in an attempt to make sure I don't revert back to the norm "safe" stamps, you will probably see a lot more of these characters over the next few weeks!  It was fun to colour and decorate but it was strange assembling something other than a square card.




Items used:

Stamp - Woodware
Coloured with ProMarkers
Paper, ribbon, fun flock, Glamour dust, pearly stuff and shiny stuff are all from my stash
The stars are remnants from a Marianne design die



I would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts challenge blog - Let's start Christmas
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Anything goes


Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Sharon x 


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Happy camping

Hi everyone,

Something a bit different today....

A friend of mine is crazy about a certain type of camper van (and chocolate) so I dug out this stamp but as it is only small it would be lost on the usual 6x6 card that I rely on, so I've gone smaller with a C6 for this card (and must apologise for the picture, I couldn't getting the lighting right!)




Items used:
Stamp - Hobbycraft
Coloured with ProMarkers
Embossing folder -
Dies - Spellbinders and Memory box
Papers, ribbon, Stickles and gem from my stash


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts challenge - Pink October
Simon Says - Think Pink
In the Pink - Ribbons and/or bows
The Ribbon Girl October any image challenge


Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Sharon x 


Sunday, 2 October 2016

Let it snow, let it snow.....(not yet anyway!)


Hello everyone

The Christmas cards are flowing now and I've got another to show today.


Items used:

Stamp - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Papers - LOTV
Dies - Spellbinders and Memory box
Pompom trim - The Ribbon Girls
Sentiment stamp, mirri card, snowflake punch, Stickles, glossy accents and ribbon from stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girl October card challenge
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Tic-Tac-Toe (snowflake, sparkle/shine, punch/die)
Christmas at Sweet Stamping - Christmas die cuts


Thanks for popping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.
Have a good week.

Sharon x 


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Christmas 2016

Hi everyone

At last, this is my first Christmas card of 2016!  Hopefully, I'll get more finished soon.




Items used:

Stamp - Marianne Designs
Coloured with ProMarkers
Papers - LOTV
Dies - Spellbinders and Memory Box
Embossing folder -
Snowflake punch, ribbon and Stickles from my stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - One for the boys
Christmas at Sweet Stamping - Christmas Die Cuts
Winter Wonderland - At least 2 dies and add some sparkle
The Ribbon Girl September use any image challenge


Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Sharon x 


Sunday, 4 September 2016

Coffee break

Hello everyone

Today's card is using one of those stamps I've had for a while and not got around to using, so it was time it came out of the packet:



Items used:

Stamp and sentiment - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers and white gel pen for the dots
Papers - LOTV (discontinued)
Button and twine - The Ribbon Girls
Gems from my stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:

In the Pink - Buttons and/or bows
Penny Black & More - Add a sentiment
As you Like it - Favourite shape and why (square, they're easiest to work with)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl September Card Challenge
Great Impressions - Anything goes


Thanks for stopping by and any comments you leave are really appreciated.
Have a good week.

Sharon  x 

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Where did August go?

Hello everyone

I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted a card!  August has simply flown past and I think my mojo took a break to Rio.

Anyhow, I've managed to squeeze in a quick card just before the end of the month:



Items used:

Stamp; Penny Black, sentiment stamp: Papermania?
Coloured with ProMarkers and metallic markers
Die: Die-namics
Card and Stickles from my stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Penny Black & More - Anything Goes with a stamp
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - No Designer Paper
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - It's hip to be square
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use your favourite technique (has to be stamping)
Squirrel's not so random challenge - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are very much appreciated.

Sharon  x





Sunday, 17 July 2016

Surfin' Cat!

Hi everyone

Summer has sort of arrived today, it is quite sunny but very breezy!

The stamp on today's card always makes me think of summer although I've never seen a cat on a surf board - but stranger things have happened!



Items used:

Stamp - Penny Black
Papers - LOTV (Christmas pad!)
Coloured with ProMarkers
Dies - Joy Crafts, Impression Obsession
Card - Papermill Direct
Glitter card - DoCrafts
Ribbon, gems, Stickles, shiny stuff and chalks from my stash


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black & More - Anything goes with a stamp
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes with a stamp and ribbon
Creative Inspirations - Sea, sun, summer holidays
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Create a scene
Ribbon Girls - July Any Image Challenge

Thank you for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.
Have a good week.

Sharon x 




Saturday, 9 July 2016

oh no, more football!

Hi everyone

I was planning to post this card in the middle of June as it was my Father's Day card, but yet again life has been rather hectic so I am a couple of weeks late! Of course at the time the European cup was just getting going so this was more appropriate as my Dad is a big football fan.




Items used:

Stamp - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Embossing folder - Crafts Too
Die - Memory Box, Spellbinders
Ribbons, sentiment stickers and gems from my stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Ribbon Girl - July card challenge
Allsorts Challenge - one for boys
Penny Black & More - anything goes with a stamp
Stamping Sensations - anything goes with a stamp and ribbon


Thank you for stopping by today and any comments you may leave.
Have a good weekend.

Sharon x 

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Standing room only!

Hi everyone

I've been rummaging again and come across my jubilee edition Penny Black stamps.  I don't think this stamp needs much fuss so have tried to keep it quite simple:



Items used:

Stamp - Penny Black, tag sentiments - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Paper - LOTV
Twine, button, gems, Stickles and shiny stuff from my stash


 


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Feature a Creature
Ribbon Girls - June anything goes challenge
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Birthdays
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Animal Magic
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you may leave are really appreciated.
Have a good week.

Sharon x 




Saturday, 11 June 2016

Hedgie and poppies


Hi everyone,

Where did those last 2 weeks go?  Time is flying and work gets in the way of crafting too much, I have a few part finished projects on the go and have finally managed to finish one today:





Items used:

Stamp - Penny Black, sentiment stamp - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Dies - Spellbinders and Impression Obsession
Flowers, charm and ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Stickles, gems, butterfly punch and papers from my stash





I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Birthdays
Allsorts challenge - Ribbons and Bows
Penny Black & More - Flower Power
Stamping Sensations - Feature a Creature
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Anything Goes 
Sweet Stamping - More than 3 layers
Creative Inspirations - Spring into Summer
Noor! Challenge- Summer

Thanks for stopping by and any comments you leave are very much appreciated.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Sharon x 

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Bubbles loves her bubbly....

Good morning everyone

Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK and (at the moment) the sun is shining - yippee!

Today's card is yet another from the new favourites:



Items used:

Stamp - Stamping Bella, sentiment - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Papers - LOTV
Dies - Spellbinders, Memory Box
Ribbon and charm - Ribbon Girls
Gems, glossy accents, Stickles and Glamour Dust from my stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black & More - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Allsorts - In the pink
Passion for ProMarkers - Ribbon and/or lace
Bunny Zoe Challenge - Lovely layers
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - May any image challenge
In the Pink - 1-2-3 (1 stamp, 2 papers, 3 types of embellishment - ribbon, charm, gems)


Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.
Have a good weekend.

Sharon x 

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Posh has more presents

Hi everyone

Wow! Two weeks have flown by and I don't know where the time has gone!  I have a few cards almost finished but here's one that has been completed and for another special birthday using yet another favourite colour combination:





Items used:

Stamp - Stamping Bella
Coloured with ProMarkers
Papers - LOTV (discontinued)
Die - Die-namics
Gem heart, Stickles and glitter card from my stash


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sweet Stamping Challenge - Terrible Teens
Great Impressions - Bling Birthday
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Lovely Layers
Fantasy Stampers - All about the girl
Allsorts Challenge - Happy Birthday
Penny Black & More - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Sharon x 


Monday, 2 May 2016

Into double figures!

Evening everyone

Here's yet another of those special "big birthday" cards today!



Items used:

Stamp and sentiment tags - LOTV, Number stamps - Papermania
Coloured with ProMarkers and Letraset Metallic Markers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Salty Ocean) on the matting layer
Twine - Ribbon Girls
Button - my stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Creative  Inspirations - For the boys/something sporty
Ribbon Girls Challenge - Anything goes with an image
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Penny Black & More Challenge - Anything Goes with stamping

Thanks for stopping by and any comments you leave are really appreciated.
Have a good week.


Sharon x 





Sunday, 24 April 2016

Birthday wishes!

Good Morning everyone!

Another week flown by and amazingly we're nearing the end of April and it's still freezing!  I wish Spring would come back!

The card I have today started off quite clean and simple but I couldn't stop myself adding some embellishments, so now it's not a C&S card (never mind):




Items used:

Stamp - LOTV
Stamped with Tim Holtz
Flowers, twine and button from the Ribbon Girls
Paper from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:


Noor! Design UK Challenge - Anything Goes
Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Monochrome
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Pink & Girly
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make it Girlie
Stamping Sensations - One for the girls
Penny Black & More - Birthdays


Thank you for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Sharon x 



Saturday, 9 April 2016

In the vegetable patch

Good morning everyone

Today's card is using an LOTV stamp that has been waiting to be inked for a while and I have made a gatefold style card for something a little different.




Items used:

Stamp and sentiment - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Twine - The Ribbon Girls
Dies - Marianne Creatables
Papers and button from my stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Ribbon Girls - April Card Challenge
Penny Black & More - Birthdays
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
Noor! Design UK Challenge - Anything Goes




Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.  Enjoy your weekend.

Sharon x 


Sunday, 3 April 2016

Walkies!

Good morning everyone

I've been digging in my stamp box again and found this Penny Black stamp which is one of the first stamps I bought so she had to get out and have an inking again:



Items used:

Stamp - Penny Black, sentiment - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Die - Spellbinders
Paper, Stickles, gems and ribbon from my stash





I would like to enter the following challenges

Penny Black & More - Birthdays 
Deep Ocean - Favourite Colour Combination 
As You Like It - Favourite line on bingo board (Ribbon, Dies, Pink - this is my "go to" combination!)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
In the Pink - Dies & Punches
Stamping Sensations - One for the Girls
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Make it Girlie
Great Impressions - Ladies Night




Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.
Have a good week.

Sharon x 




Sunday, 13 March 2016

Flowers for you

Good morning everyone,

It looks like spring has finally arrived here in Yorkshire!  At last!

I've dug out yet another favourite Forever Friends stamp and tried to avoid using my usual pinks/lilacs/blues for a change!



 Items used:

Stamp - Forever Friends, sentiment tags - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Dies - Memory Box and Spellbinders
Embossing folder - Crafts-Too
DP, Stickles, twine, button and pearls from my stash



I would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Spring is in the air
Creative Inspirations - Pretty Projects
Passion for ProMarkers - Cute Critters
Ribbon Girl Challenge - Anything Goes/Spring
Penny Black & More - Feature a creature
Stamping Sensations - Flower power
Live & Love Crafts - Signs of Spring
As You Like It - Favourite Embossing & Why - (I used to like heat embossing but my ink always dried out so now prefer to use embossing folders, they give reliable results every time)

Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.
Have a good week.

Sharon x

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Happy 40th!

Good morning everyone

The snow's almost gone here but it's still freezing cold today!  Another day for staying inside with some crafting!

Recently it was my cousins 40th birthday and I often turn to my trusty Forever Friends stamps for special occasions, this one seemed perfect:




Items used:

Stamp - Forever Friends, birthday stamp - Papermania
Coloured with ProMarkers and Letraset metallic markers
Papers - LOTV
Gem numbers - Samuel Taylor's
Ribbon, stickles and shiny stuff from my stash


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - International Women's Day
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Touchy Feely 
Ribbon Girls February Challenge - Use any image
Crafty Calendar - Mum/Special Female

Thanks for stopping by today, any comments you leave are really appreciated.
Enjoy your weekend.

Sharon x 




Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Sit back and unwind


Hello everyone

I've another special male birthday on the horizon and wanted to do something a little different than my usual football related card.  However, this young chap is probably watching the footie on TV and I've had to acknowledge the team colours with the blue and white combination.  I've paper pieced the chair and pouffe and layered up some of the rest (mug, boots, arm and leg!), although it's hard to tell from the picture. (Apologies for the wonky photo too!)




Items used:

Stamp and sentiment - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers and white Sakura gel pen
Papers and button - my lucky candy win from fellow blogger Kat a while ago
Dies - Spellbinders and Die-namics (numbers)
Ribbon and twine - Ribbon Girls
Glitter card from my stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - Dies and/or punches
Penny Black & More Challenge - Anything Goes with Stamp & Die
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl Challenge - Use any image
Allsorts Challenge - Birthday wishes
Sparkles monthly challenge - something for the males
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes


Thanks for stopping by my blog and any comments you leave are very much appreciated.

Sharon x

Saturday, 13 February 2016

James and Snowman

Hello everyone

No! I'm not super organised and making Christmas cards early for this year, this was my Daughter's Christmas card last Christmas and I forgot to blog it!



Items used:

Stamp - LOTV
Papers - LOTV
Coloured with ProMarkers
Dies - Memory Box and Spellbinders
Pom pom ribbon, bell, charm and button from the Ribbon Girls
Glitter, sentiment stamp, string, patterned ribbon and punch from my stash




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Penny Black & More - Anything Goes with a stamp and die
Crafty Ribbons - Animals
Ribbon Girl February Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Have a Heart
Creative Inspirations - Hugs & Kisses
Deep Ocean Challenge - Hearts


Thanks for stopping by my blog and any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Sharon x 


Saturday, 30 January 2016

Posh has a present

Hello everyone

Wishing you all a belated Happy New Year!  I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted a card.  Hopefully, I'll get back to a normal routine now.

Today's card hasn't turned out a bit like I'd initially planned but I am pleased with it nonetheless.  I'm sure we all have those creations which just evolve as they're being made. This is an 8"x 8" which I find accommodates the Stamping Bella stamps better.






Items used:

Stamp - Stamping Bella
Coloured with ProMarkers
Papers - LOTV
Dies - Marianne Creatables, Impression Obsession
Flowers, button, ribbon, gems and Stickles are from my stash



I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black & More - One for the girls
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Hearts
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes with dies
Ribbon Girl January any image challenge
In the Pink - Bling it on
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite one or multi-layer
(I prefer multi-layer cards, if I use just one layer it doesn't feel finished)
Allsorts Challenge - Bring on the bling
Bellarific Friday - Love is in the air (which girl doesn't love shopping?)


Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you leave are really appreciated.

Sharon x